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Passport and Travel Documents Services

Eligibility Criteria:
Applicants should be Sri Lankans by descent or by registration.

If Travel Document is lost
A complaint should be made at the nearest police station and with a certified copy of the entry the matter has to be informed to the issuing authority. This document is required when applying for a new Travel Document in place of a lost one.

Immigrants and Emigrants Act. No. 20 of 1948, its regulations and subsequent amendments.

Controller of Immigration and Emigration, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Following are punishable offences:
1) Submission of falsified or forged document/s to obtain a Travel Document.
2) Applying for a Travel Document while in possession of such a document and/or possession of more than one valid Travel Document at a time.
3) Dispatch of a Sri Lankan Travel Document through post, courier or another person from/to Sri Lanka without the prior approval of the Controller. For approval, written request [in duplicate], Courier letter [in duplicate] and the Passport should be forwarded to the 3rd floor #41 Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha, Colombo10, Sri Lanka.

If found guilty upon prosecution, you will be imprisoned from six months to five years and a fine of Rs. 50,000 to Rs. 200,000 can be imposed.

For further information, please contact:
Controller [Travel]
Department of Immigration and Emigration
1st Floor. No. 41 Ananda Rajakaruna Mawatha,
Colombo 10,
Sri Lanka.
Phone: +94.11.5329120, +94.11.5329121

Applying for a New Passport / Travel Document
With effect from 13th March 2006 Sri Lankan passports are issued for 10-year validity period. After 10 years, Sri Lankans are expected to apply for a new passport. New passports can be obtained when there are no more pages for visa endorsements. Please submit your applications with the appropriate forms and supporting documents. Please make sure to submit your applications in advance considering the processing time of 8 to 12 weeks.

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Passport Applications
Issuing of new passport in lieu of lapsed/expired passport
Issuing of new passport for child/minor under 16 years
Renewal/extension of passport – Application Procedure
Issuing of new passport for children
Issuing of new passport in lieu of lost passport
Issuing of new passport in lieu of damaged/defaced passports